Although it is eleven months old and scripted from a piece I wrote eight years ago, “The Autopsy of Dr. Rene Favaloro” is my most popular YouTube video this week, has consistently been one of my most popular, and attracts attention of countries around the world, especially Argentina.

Favaloro performed the first heart bypass surgery, but also committed suicide during Argentina’s economic crisis several years ago. The essay performed an intellectual autopsy on Favaloro as he was killed by an idea, altruism.

Part 1
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elbKrE2FYk8]

Part 2
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQkUwmBygSA]

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